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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Removal of uterus: Removal of uterus alone leaving behind the ovaries and fallopian tubes - total hysterectomy. When ovaries are also removed tubes it is called total h ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Varies: The surgery is painless but the after care is like any other surgery. They will give you medications to dull the pain and expect you to start walking ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearanc ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Removing your uterus did not affect your pelvic muscles. If you were doing them before, continue them.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Yes: It is best to wait 4-6 weeks till everything is well healed and your gyn doctor gives the OK.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
It's ok: After 6-8 weeks from surgery there shouldn't be any reason why you can't masterbate from a healing perspective from surgery.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rest : Plenty of rest will help you recover. But don't be a slug either. :).
A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There are quite a few types of hysterectomy. If you had a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy you could take a bath right away because you only h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not changed: The timing of menopause is not effected by hysterectomy as long as the ovaries are not removed.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes but askMD advice: Cerrsinly this is possible but surgeons will vary in their restrictions with some permitting immediate showering and others preferring to restrict sho ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
If no raw areas: If there are no external wounds that are raw, you may swim. Increase your activity gradually, as you will not be in as good a shape as you were before ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dysparunea: If you are less than 6 weeks out from your hyst, you shouldn't be having sex yet. This could be vaginal dryness from lack of estrogen or vaginal cuff ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
No : It will probably help.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
OK to have: Once all post0operative pain ; discomfort is thing of the past. However, always best to check with your gyn dr. First. Good luck.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually about 6 week: Maybe less, most patients are usually well enough to go back to work after 6 weeks. You will recover faster if you have an lavh, or robot surgery or v ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Could do it before?: No reason why not after this amount of time.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
Depends.: Orgasm without vaginal penetration is ok to have as soon as you are feeling better. With supracervical hysterectomy, the vagina is intact, so as long ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarie?: Were your ovaries removed? Insomnia is one of the symptoms of menopause.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parvaiz Malik
48 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: I don't think there is a connection between these conditions.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
Walking: NSAID like motrin as well as walking is usually helpful at relieving gas pain after laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps.
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